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Public Health Update

As fall semester continues, Boise State remains committed to doing all we can as a university to protect our campus community from the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its consequences throughout campus life.

We continue to emphasize the importance of four pillars of good public health practice:

  1. Stay home (or in your campus residence) if you are feeling ill and contact the Public Health office for assessment and guidance.
  2. Facial coverings are to be worn throughout campus — inside and, when continuous distancing isn’t possible, outside.
  3. Maintain a physical distance of at least six feet away from others whenever possible.
  4. Stay extra clean by washing hands frequently and cleaning shared spaces before and after use.  

Boise State Public Health Office

Our expanding office serves as a resource to all members of the Boise State campus community who may have concerns about COVID-19 test results, symptoms, and possible exposures.  We can be reached at or (208) 426-2968.

Live Safe Symptom Tracker App

A free symptom tracker called LiveSafe is now available.  LiveSafe can be used to monitor for symptoms every day and to get feedback on whether or not to attend class, come to campus for work or stay at home. LiveSafe also connects persons to the Boise State Public Health office if they do have symptoms.  LiveSafe can be downloaded to your phone from the App Store or Google Play Store, or accessed in your Services Menu on myBoiseState.

Website Updates

Boise State’s COVID Response page has been updated to include more information and resources including a COVID tracking dashboard (updated weekly) to share updates on the campus incidence of COVID-19.

Asymptomatic Testing Has Arrived

Boise State has secured additional testing capabilities for our campus community.  Asymptomatic testing has begun on a weekly, incremental basis with the goal of testing all campus residents. Testing of this population will allow the Public Health Office to determine current community prevalence and initiate strategies to reduce the spread of infection.